FBC Jonesboro
Saturday, April 25, 2015

News & Events

Truett McConnell Chorale in Concert
Sunday, April 26, 6 pm
This musical group of students will be in concert in FBJ Worship Center on Sunday, April 26 at the 6 pm Fresh Encounter Service.

Wise Women Build
New Discipleship Class for Women 
Wise Women Build is a women’s Bible study led by Jane Barnard that will help women build themselves, their marriage, their parenting skills and their home using wisdom from God’s Word. The class is based upon Proverbs 14:1, “The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish pulls it down with her hands.” This 4-week study will begin Wednesday, April 22 at 6 pm in Room 112.

Dare to Be Uncommon
New Discipleship Class for Men 
Dare to Be Uncommon is a DVD teaching series by Tony Dungy, former coach of the Indianapolis Colts. In this 4-week character-building curriculum Coach Dungy will speak to men about how to be a man of integrity, how to be a leader at home, work and church, how to live with purpose, and how to reach your full potential in Christ. This study begins Wednesday, April 22 at 6 pm in Fellowship Hall Room C.

Marriage Matters Date Night
Friday, April 24 
You and your spouse are invited to a Date Night on Friday, April 24 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm. Free childcare is offered through 8th grade. (Registration required by Wednesday, April 22. $5 holds your spot.) For more information, call 770.478.6710; ask for Cress Welch.

Kids' Spring Musical: In the Big Inning
Sunday, May 3, 6 pm
The children’s choir (grades 1-5) will step up to the plate and swing for the fences of fun and faith in their spring musical, “In the Big Inning.” The event will be held on  Sunday, May 3 in the West Wing of The ROC. An All-American hotdog dinner (pre-ticket only) will begin at 5 pm. Tickets are now on sale in the Welcome Center.

Real Talk at the Café
Tuesday, May 5
All women are invited to Real Talk @ The Café on Tuesday, May 5 at 6:30 pm. Come enjoy truly “real” and “honest” talk. Join a group of diverse ladies as we walk through the everyday trials and joys of being a believer in today’s crazy world. Real Talk is a great “girl friend” night out and a great mother/daughter opportunity as well. Real Talk @ The Café is a a time to connect, laugh, cry, pray and share burdens.

National Day of Prayer
Thursday, May 7
Join us as we gather in the Fellowship Hall on Thursday, May 7 from 12 noon to 1 pm for music, worship and prayer. A box lunch (barbecue brisket sandwich, coleslaw, baked beans, apple pie, tea and water) will be available for $4 and will be served from 11 to 11:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. Tickets are required for the lunch and may be purchased in the church office from April 20 through May 6.

Church Directories Are Here!
Directories are free but are only available to those whose family or individual portrait appears in the directory (one directory limit per portrait). Directories are available in the church office during office hours.  

Join the Choir & Orchestra
Rehearsals each Wednesday

The Jonesboro Worship Choir and Orchestra welcomes new singers and musicians.

CHOIR: The choir welcomes everyone 18 years or older who loves Jesus, is passionate about leading worship, can commit to weekly rehearsals and services, and can carry a tune! Auditions not required for choir participation. Rehearsals are held at 6:45 pm in the Choir Room.
ORCHESTRA: Orchestra participation requires at least two years of experience on an instrument. Woodwinds, brass, strings and percussion are welcome. Rehearsals are held at 6:45 pm in the Worship Center.

For information, contact Gini Muncus in the music office at ginimuncus@fbcjonesboro.com or call 770.478.6710.

Discipleship Classes
Spring Semester 2015
Check out our Discipleship classes. Click here for a list of Discipleship Classes.

Defining Moments @ Daytona Beach
June 29 - July 3
The theme for the 2015 summer retreat (June 29 through July 3) will be Endurance based on I Corinthians 9:24. Cost will be $189 plus four meals. Deadline for registration is June 17. Multi-student family discounts are available. Speaker will be Lee McBride and music will be by The Moore Band. Registrations begins April 26. $25 holds your spot.

Student Leaders One Day Conference
July 20
The 7th annual conference will be held on Monday, July 20 from 9 am to 3:30 pm at the FBJ Fellowship Hall. Cost is $10 per student. Guest facilitators include The Honorable Judge Bobby Simmons, Clayton County Juvenile Court Judge (and saxophone player in the FBJ orchestra); Dr. Debbie Phillips, President of The Quadrillion and Adjunct Professor at UGA and Georgia Tech (and mother of FBJ’s Anna Scott); and Rev. David Guinn, President of Action Ministries/Olympic Sports Chaplain (mentor of Larry Lawrence since 1968).

Beach Trip
July 20-24
The College & Young Adult ministry has announced a Beach Trip to Fort Myers, Florida July 20-24, 2015. Enjoy the beach, serving and worship. Cost is $120; $20 non-refundable deposit is due July 13. See Mike Blackaby or Cress Welch for payment or register on-line (coming soon).

Celebrator's Conference
October 19-22
The annual adult trip to the Celebrator’s Conference will be held October 19-22 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Join us for worship and messages from David Jeremiah, Charles Billingsley, The Erwins, Ken Davis (comedy), The Annie Moses Band, Sandi Patti, Larnelle Harris, Wayne Watson, Phil Waldrep and The Brooklyn Tabernacle Singers. Cost for the conference and 3 nights lodging is $259 per person, double occupancy (only 35 rooms available). A $25 deposit is required at sign up. Transportation will be provided by chartered bus. Reservations: call Irvin Pearre or Janet McGrotha at 770-478-6710. Click here for more information.

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary 

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary has now launched a fully accredited extension center at First Baptist Jonesboro. Programs include Certificate Level, Bachelor Degree, Master Degree and Doctorate of Ministry (in the near future). To find out more, click here.

Get the FBJ Church App
for Android, i-Phone, Windows
First Baptist Jonesboro has launched a church app for your smart phone (Android, i-Phone, Windows). You will be able to listen to sermons, connect to FBJ’s social media (Facebook, Twitter and website) and follow a Bible reading/listening plan. Go to http://get.theapp.co/e596.